Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory
14C analysis and dating using the latest AMS technology - applications for archaeology, geology, antiquities, environmental science and others.
From its first radiocarbon measurement in 1951 to the installation of a new compact AMS in 2010 this facility has been at the forefront of radiocarbon analysis. Read all about it in the media release.
We provide a full radiocarbon dating service for research and commercial clients worldwide. In just the past 10 years over 25,000 samples have been measured from clients in New Zealand and throughout the world.
As well as the AMS facility, the Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory operates a modern, well equipped sample processing laboratory.
Holiday Closure Note: Rafter Radiocarbon will be closed for the holiday season from 24 December 2013 until 5 January 2014 and packages will not be delivered. Normal operations will resume 6 January and first results will be issued at the end of that week. Standard turnaround samples received between 28 October 2013 and 24 December will not be reported before 13 January 2014.
Download: Rafter Radiocarbon Dating Brochure.pdf (325.82 kB)
A recent HALI Textiles magazine (Issue 174; pg26 - 29) article written by our Dr Christine Prior on radiocarbon dating and calibration in an antiquities context written is available here:
Please contact us with any inquiries you may have.